May 11, 2011
A planned electrical outage scheduled for early Friday morning will affect 2,489 customers in south Washington County, a spokesman for Potomac Edison said. The outage is scheduled for 12:30 a.m. until about 5:30 a.m., said Doug Colafella, a spokesman for Potomac Edison, formerly Allegheny Power. "What we're doing is we're repairing a switch inside our Sharpsburg substation," Colafella said. The outage will affect all of Sharpsburg and portions of the Keedysville, Knoxville, Rohersville and Gapland areas, Colafella said.
May 6, 2011
Ronald Ashby found out early this morning that he had won $1 million in the Maryland Lottery. Then, he went to bed. “I’m one of those individuals who really doesn’t get too excited about things,” Ashby, 62, of Hagerstown said. He got up a few hours later and drove to lottery headquarters in Baltimore to claim his prize shortly after 10 a.m. Recently retired after 37 years with Allegheny Power, Ashby bought the $20 scratch-off ticket Thursday afternoon at the Food Lion on Sharpsburg Pike.
March 20, 2011
Antrim Way Honda GREENCASTLE Pa. — Antrim Way Honda of Greencastle has earned the 2010 Council of Excellence award. In 2010, only the top 15 percent of Honda dealerships were recognized by Honda Financial Services as worthy of the award. Antrim Way Honda offers a complete line of Honda automobiles, as well as financing options from Honda Financial Services. Meritus Health Meritus Health , the largest health care provider in Western Maryland, recently received a revised credit profile from Standard & Poor's.
March 10, 2011
An 18th-century stone house on Downsville Pike near Halfway has been named to Preservation Maryland's 2011 "Endangered Maryland" list of 11 threatened historic properties throughout the state. The 1780 home, known as "David's Friendship," is one of only 12 remaining stone homes built in Washington County prior to that date, according to the listing. "The site was part of Allegheny Power's 400-acre technology park for more than 20 years," Preservation Maryland's list said. "Since being sold in 2005, the effects of deterioration and neglect have taken their toll.
February 25, 2011
FirstEnergy Corp. announced Friday that its merger with Allegheny Energy Inc. has closed, effective Friday, marking the beginning of combined operations. It also plans to reintroduce the utility operating names - Potomac Edison, Mon Power and West Penn Power - to Allegheny Power customers, according to a news release. The company also announced that it will locate regional headquarters for Maryland utility operations at Allegheny Power's existing central distribution center in Washington County.
February 21, 2011
“If you do not know the Bible, you do not know God. There is but one, and He resides in the hearts of those that believe by accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior and become born again. ‘Making Numbers Count,’ by Adrian Rogers, proves there is order to everything. ‘The Trinity is All Around You,’ by Dr. D. James Kennedy, proves all matter is Triune, again, proving order and indicating the fingerprints of God is everywhere. Thus, those that live to murder the Word of the one and only God that died for the sins of the world will never find Him. Amen.
January 18, 2011
JAN. 5, 1944-JAN. 17, 2011 Mr. John Louis Keepers, 67, of Frederick, Md., passed away Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Mary Troxell Keepers. They were married for 43 years. Born Jan. 5, 1944, in Gettysburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Louis Anthony Keepers and Rita Sanders Keepers. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Frederick. John graduated from St. Joseph’s High School in Emmitsburg in 1961.
January 10, 2011
Nearly 800 Allegheny Power customers in the downtown Martinsburg area are without power because a large transformer failed, an Allegheny Power spokesperson said Monday afternoon. The transformer failed at 3:46 p.m., blackening some downtown traffic signals and prompting police to direct motorists. At City Hall in Martinsburg, employees were left sitting in the darkened building, but a generator helped offset the loss of electricity for emergency lighting.’ Power may not be restored until 10 p.m., according to an Allegheny Power spokesman.
December 22, 2010
APRIL 25, 1921-DEC. 22, 2010 Cletus Robert Meyer, 89, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010 at Ravenwood Lutheran Village in Hagerstown. Born April 25, 1921 in Rossville, Kan., he was the son of the late Joseph and Cora Meyer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He retired after 35 years as a lighting consultant at Allegheny Power. Bob was a member of the Knights of Columbus Pangborn Council No. 1365, in Hagerstown, as well as the Hagerstown Lions Club.
September 26, 2010
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. -- Firefighters on Sunday rescued a man who was inside a combine harvester in a field off Job Corps Road when live power lines fell. The man was using the vehicle in the field around 12:45 p.m. when it caught on either a cable or phone line, which yanked on the power lines and pulled them onto the combine, Friendship Fire Co. Chief Steve Wilt said. Sparks from the power lines started a fire in the half-acre cornfield adjacent to the fall Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival at Sam Michael's Park, Wilt said.